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Strategy & Market Research Intern

About the Role

Job title: Strategy & Market Research Intern

Department Strategy & Operations 

Type of Contract: 3 months full time internship with the possibility of extension

Location: Remote 

Start date: As soon as possible

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to empower the next generation of inventors, leaders and changemakers. We want them to have the creative confidence and curiosity to ask why and to challenge the status quo. We want them to rest their ideas without fear, to actively look for feedback and to implement their ideas into real-life applications. 


About Katapult 

At Katapult, we believe in learning by doing and playing. Katapult provides game-based learning experiences in STEAM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) to develop children’s computational thinking skills but most to show them that they can actually invent the world they live in. Katapult provides them with lifelong skills to empower them to become future problem solvers and change makers. Katapult is also an initiative to encourage more people to go into STEAM. Katapult also seeks to be the leader in defining and re engineering of how to incorporate a culture of innovation. 


Katapult has been in existence since early 2019 and has since had numerous highlights and achievements. We are now looking to grow our team as well as the size of our operations. We are looking for a rockstar to join us as a Strategy & Market Research Intern to help us chart the strategic direction of the organisation. We work passionately and beyond our comfort zones to improve our products. We solve problems as a team and are a fun and nerdy bunch of individuals who are excited about our mission. 


We want to continue on our mission and want you to join us!


Mission of the Role 

We are looking for someone to identify and run analysis on potential growth opportunities beyond 2020 through 2023 and beyond. We would like to get a deep understanding of the market as it relates to our product. This requires an initial and more detailed research regarding our potential customer base, the competitive landscape, and current customers. These analyses will enable us to make an informed decision regarding our focus for 2021, new market entry and high level direction for our goals for the next 3 years. 



Market research

  • Identify our total addressable market size, spending habits, types of customers, similar markets to Mauritius for expansion, partnerships with local organisations, and willingness to pay for our product through desk research 

  • Understand our current customers through facilitated focus groups 

  • Run in-depth analyses and benchmarking on competitor landscape with a SWOT analysis for Katapult 



  • Identify key data sources and gather data through secondary research as needed 

  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analyses on core findings and synthesize insights 



  • Support the team in deciding the focus for 2021 through a set of recommendation from key findings 

  • Ensure that there is a clear story to understand our positioning, market trends and current customers through data


Key competencies 

  • Data driven

  • Agile mindset

  • Critical thinking

  • Strategic thinking 

  • Project management

  • Customer centric



  • 1+ year of experience in a related role or demonstrated experience in running similar projects 

  • Bachelor’s Degree, MBA is a plus (or currently enrolled in an MBA program)

  • Experience working in education or demonstrated knowledge of STEM education

  • Track record in managing multiple projects

  • Excellent analytical  and critical thinking skills 

  • Excellent listening, written and verbal communication skills 

  • Strong stakeholder management

  • Deep curiosity and passion for startups

  • Creative streak and think outside the box



  • Responsibility and ownership over key business functions from Day 1

  • Opportunity to shape ad impact high growth early stage startup 

  • Ongoing mentorship from a team with combined 10 years of experience

  • Exposure to the startup ecosystem for founders, developers, investors, etc

  • Flexible working environment

  • Extension of internship or full time offer if internship, and funding plans, are successful

The Deadline to Apply is 7th November 2020